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    Choice for a320 overhead panels..

    IYO, Which are the most realistic panels for the a320 readily available for the general public?

    I'm looking for the proper backlighting -- yellowish color -- not the pumpkin orange. I will back light myself if necessary. Therefore, FDS seems to be out from what I see.

    I've seen cockpitsonic stuff -- does anybody know if its better to buy the full overhead or the individual panels? Which is the most realistic choice?

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    Aqua,
    Check out Phil Lambert's (phil744) posts. He is making overhead panels for Matt. I bought some map panel light from him. If it was any indication damn the overhead panel must be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arwinpoon View Post
    Aqua,
    Check out Phil Lambert's (phil744) posts. He is making overhead panels for Matt. I bought some map panel light from him. If it was any indication damn the overhead panel must be awesome.
    He doesn't seem to be producing these panels for everyone, does he?

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    Have you asked?. I didnt know Phil from a bar of soap. I just asked him and he was kind enough to say "yes"... the worst he can say no then you still have other options anyway.

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    If you do PM Phil don't be surprised if you don't hear from him for a couple of days - he's driving over to Lelystad with Matt's panel for the rest of us to admire...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpl330 View Post
    If you do PM Phil don't be surprised if you don't hear from him for a couple of days - he's driving over to Lelystad with Matt's panel for the rest of us to admire...
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    Thanks..... For the more mundane commercial choices, which would you go for in terms of realism? The FDS overhead doesn't seem to have the correct lighting going on -- it lacks those square LED outlines around the buttons. Cockpitsonic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 737aqua View Post
    Thanks..... For the more mundane commercial choices, which would you go for in terms of realism? The FDS overhead doesn't seem to have the correct lighting going on -- it lacks those square LED outlines around the buttons. Cockpitsonic?
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but also the Phil's panels are missing the square leds around the switches...

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    Can you even get those with FDS panels -- the square lighting around the switches?

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    Phil's panels have the switch perimeter lighting (this is what I call the square outline) on them. The last two days I have been with the overhead he made for Matt a total of 13 hours so apart from Phil I am the next best person to know

    Great worksmanship, everyone at FSWeekend was very impressed and we even had some companies come by and admire the overhead; checking out the backlighting with flashlights and knobs. Much better than some of the commercially available panels on display at various booths.

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